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ERIC Number: EJ1084500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3737
School Desegregation and Teenage Fertility
Bifulco, Robert; Lopoo, Leonard M.; Oh, Sun Jung
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v37 n4 p591-611 Dec 2015
The school desegregation efforts following the historic "Brown v. Board of Education" decision represent one of the most important social policy initiatives of the 20th century. Despite a large research literature that shows many positive effects of desegregation on educational outcomes, its effect on the lives of individuals outside of the educational domain are still not fully understood. In this article, we examine the effects of desegregation on the fertility of teenagers. In contrast to previous findings, our analysis suggests that desegregation did not reduce the fertility of non-White teens, and, if it had any effect at all, it likely increased birthrates among non-White teens in counties with small to average-sized non-White populations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education; Keyes v Denver School District Number 1
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